Broadcast Negotiator Position Open


KELLY SCOTT MADISON – Greater Chicago Area

Position Summary

Research, evaluate, negotiate, assemble and maintain client spot broadcast schedules in assigned markets on behalf of KSM clients. Broadcast Negotiator reports to department management team (SVP, Broadcast Director, Associate Broadcast Directors, and Broadcast Supervisors).

Core Position Responsibilities

  • Negotiate with all radio, TV and cable stations in assigned markets for competitive rates
  • Research and evaluate all market information while putting together broadcast schedules
  • Manage stewardship process (i.e. confirm all activity is placed in a timely manner, station confirmation/contracts are checked, evaluate makegoods and resolve invoice discepancies)
  • Evaluate media values on proposed client promotions with stations
  • Build and maintain strong, positive relationships with media vendors
  • Supervise Broadcast Assistant by communicating and managing set deadlines while adhering to departmental policies and procedures

Desired Skills and Experience


  • Possess communication skills, team-player attitude, and overall strong work ethic
  • 3+ years local media buying experience (7-8+ years experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of media systems (i.e., MediaOcean, Donovan, etc.)
  • Proficiency with technology ( Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and work in fast-paced environment
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Communications, Advertising-Marketing, General Business Degree preferred)

About this company

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Kelly Scott Madison is a leading independent media agency that targets your key audiences through original media solutions. Our team of skilled communication specialists have the diverse experience, powerful buying alliances and unconventional intuition necessary to address the most ambitious multi-platform marketing objectives. From seasoned professionals to fresh minds, everyone at KSM shares the distinct ability to build integrated, research-driven media campaigns. Additionally, our staff stays attuned to the latest industry trends, eager to provide clients with the next business-transforming insight. This adaptability and expertise will continue to maintain KSM’s rank in the forefront of enterprising media agencies. To discover how we solve the toughest brand challenges, visit


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